Poems & Fragments
The Greek poet Sappho was one of the greatest poets in classical literature. Jo Balmer's edition includes all the surviving poems and fragments of her work. Her introduction covers Sappho's poetry, its background, as well as Greek society, sexuality and women.
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Aegean Agariste Alcaeus Alcaeus's ancient commentators Andromache Aphrodite aristocratic Asia Minor Athenian Athens Atthis beauty Bowra bride bridegroom Charaxus claims Cleis Cleisthenes colour companions Corinna Cypris daughter Denys Page desire Devereux Dionysus Doricha emotion epic eroticism evidence example faction in Mytilene family faction female fifth century B.C. flowers fragment garlands goddess of love gods golden Gongyla Greece and Troy Greek poetry headband heart Hector Helen Hera Herodotus Hesiod Homer Iliad Jenkyns Lefkowitz Lesbos Lesky Leto literary lover lower world Lydia lyre lyric poet marriage Maximus of Tyre Menelaus modern moon mother Muses Myrsilus Mytilene Mytilene during Sappho's note on No.91 Odyssey papyrus Peleus Penthilidae Penthilus Phaon Praxilla Priam prince of Troy references roses Sappho's brother Sappho's lifetime Sappho's poems Sappho's poetry Sardis scholars Semonides sensual sexual Sicyon Sigeum Solon stanza Stobaeus Suda Thetis thought translated Trojan tyrant virginity wife woman poet women worship writes youth Zeus